Social Protest and Contentious Authoritarianism in China

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Xi Chen explores the question of why there has been a dramatic rise in and routinization of social protests in China since the early 1990s. Drawing on case studies, in-depth interviews and a unique data set of about 1,000 government records of collective petitions, this book examines how the political structure in Reform China has encouraged Chinese farmers, workers, pensioners, disabled people and demobilized soldiers to pursue their interests and claim their rights by staging collective protests. Chen suggests that ...

Social Protest and Contentious Authoritarianism in China 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107429369

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Social Protest and Contentious Authoritarianism in China 2011, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781107014862

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